Boerenmeisjes (farm girls) is the name for an old-fashioned alcoholic drink. It was made by putting in apricots and storing them in brandy. This used to be the way to preserve fruit around 1950. It is mainly consumed in Twente, Groningen and Drenthe.
With the addition of candy sugar, caramel and cinnamon, the whole was flavored. After at least six weeks of rest, the ‘Boerenmeisjes‘ were ready for consumption.
‘Boerenmeisjes‘ are served in a low broad liqueur cup and can be served up in this way. Other uses include desserts, pancakes, ice cream or processed into meat dishes and sauces.
The “male” counterpart is called boerenjongens (farm boys), these are made with raisins.